Tuesday, May 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Satyameva Jayate, assert advocates
Role of judges in PPSC affairs must be probed

Chandigarh, May 6
Launching an attack on judicial aberrations, agitated members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, at a meeting held here this afternoon, resolved to meet the Chief Justice for conducting an inquiry into the allegations against certain Judges reportedly involved in the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) scam.


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High Court Bar Association President H.S. Hooda addresses a meeting of the Bar
High Court Bar Association President H.S. Hooda addresses a meeting of the Bar on the involvement of Judges in the PPSC scam in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

RS passes censure motion on Gujarat
PM rejects demand for Modi’s removal
New Delhi, May 6
Despite last-minute acrimonious scenes and a heated exchange of words, the Rajya Sabha today passed the Opposition censure motion on the Gujarat issue unanimously under Article 355 of the Constitution, with Chairman Krishan Kant hoping that it would dispel the dark clouds that have gathered over Gujarat.
In video: The Rajya Sabha today unanimously passed an Opposition-sponsored censure motion. (28k, 56k)


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Admit motion against George, say Oppn MPs
New Delhi, May 6
The Opposition maintained pressure on Defence Minister George Fernandes asking Deputy Speaker P.M. Sayeed today to admit a privilege motion against him for what they called his unwarranted remarks on rape against women and that he be reprimanded by the Lok Sabha.

Ten hurt in bus bomb blast
Explosion near mosque triggers violence

Godhra (Gujarat), May 6
As many as 10 persons, including three women and an infant, were injured, five of them seriously, when a countrymade bomb exploded in a Gujarat State Road and Transport Corporation bus at Lunavada bus stand, nearly 40 km from here, this afternoon.

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Suu Kyi freed, firm on fight

Yangon, May 6
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed today from 19 months of house arrest in Myanmar and told hundreds of rapturous supporters that she would carry on her fight to bring democracy to the military ruled country.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes her way through a massive crowd as she arrives at the party headquarters of the National League for Democracy on Monday after being released from house arrest in Yangon. — AP/PTI photo

Amarinder perking up economy
To meet NRIs keen on investing
New Delhi, May 6
Keen on putting the state back on a fast-paced development mode, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has been holding series of meetings with captains of industry and NRIs keen to make investments in the core economic sectors.

EC’s no to use of EVMs
Punjab municipal elections notified 
Chandigarh, May 6
The Election Commission has turned down the request of the Punjab State Election Commission to allow the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the May 19 Municipal Corporation elections at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala, a formal notification for which was issued today.

Justice Kirpal takes over as CJI
New Delhi, May 6
Mr Justice Bhupinder Nath Kirpal today took over as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) after President K.R. Narayanan administered oath of office to him at an impressive ceremony at the Ashoka Hall in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Scam stink from school labs?
Chandigarh, May 6
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has now been entrusted with a probe into the purchase of glassware and chemicals worth more than Rs 3.50 crore made shortly before the closing of the financial year 2001-02.


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